The Countries That Best Demonstrate What Asia Has to Offer Visitors

Rather than sticking to the destinations that you’re already familiar with, why not head further afield? There are so many countries in Asia that can offer you something different and interesting when it comes to tourism. So, which of these Asian countries best demonstrate what the continent has to offer you as a visitor? Keep reading to find out.

Indonesia

If you’re looking for a little rest and relaxation in Asia, Indonesia could be the best location for you. It’s a very attractive area with some great locations in which to relax. In particular, you should look at Seminyak. It has some of the best beaches on the continent. But it also has lots of luxury retail outlets nearby too for when you get tired of the beach. It’s a location that is made for people who want to relax and simply have a good time.

[Photo courtesy of (WT-shared) Jpatokal at wts wikivoyage /wikipedia.org]

India

India is such a huge and vast country. There are so many different parts of it that you could visit. You probably won’t have time to see everything of that it has to offer. But don’t let the size and scope of the country put you off. You can experience the serenity of the Ganges, or you can see the natural side of the country. For a glimpse into the spiritual aspect of the country, you should go to Char Dham in India. It offers an unforgettable sacred journey.

China

These days, China is a very modern country. And this is something that you can see if you visit any of its major cities. Beijing, China’s capital for more than 800 years, and Shanghai are the two best examples of this. But the history of the country is always combined well with these modern aspects. The Great Wall is always an important visit, but there is much more than that. Ancient temples and buildings are littered throughout the country, and some of them are very impressive indeed.

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Japan

Japan is another country that combines the future and the past very well. You won’t find any metropolis in Asia that’s more impressive than Tokyo. It’s a vast urban jungle that you can explore for weeks. It’s a city that is always at the centre of Asia’s pop culture scene, and this is something you can’t get away from. The food and strong array of restaurants in Tokyo are also very good. You’ll also discover the popularity of karaoke bars if you go out for the night in the city.

[Photo courtesy of  amateur Design /flickr.com]

Vietnam

Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam, is like none of the other locations discussed here. It’s a charming and quiet location, but it is also in the process of growing and expanding. This makes now the ideal time to visit the area. You can also discover a lot by visiting the countryside and seeing how life plays out in this fascinating country. The lakes, with the mist hanging low over the water, are incredibly beautiful and definitely shouldn’t be missed. There are plenty of great parks too.

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Family Holidays off the Beaten Path

India

India’s vast selection of travel delights make it a very popular destination. Visit the spectacular Taj Mahal to the relaxing back waters of Kerala; but there are still some places least spoken about. You can take your family on a discovery trip of India, and enjoy every bit of it.

Taj Mahal

[Taj Mahal – Agra, India]

Take your family to an exciting trip to Malpe beach in Karnataka and have a fantastic time on the endless stretch of golden sand and graciously swaying sands. This precious beach lies at the mouth of Malpe River near Udupi. You can enjoy a thirty minutes boat ride and explore the nearby St Mary’s Island which is full of crystallized basalt rock. If you have young ones, don’t panic because the sea between the island and the long curve is placid and gentle. It is the perfect place to introduce them to the wonders of the ocean.

Let your family witness the beauty of the horseshoe-shaped Chitrakoot Waterfalls near the religious city of Jagdalpur. It is also a pilgrimage center for the Hindu religion, so make sure you are decently dressed.

Oman

Oman is a little known Arab state which lies on the nib of the Arabian Peninsula which is fast gaining popularity and attracting a lot of travelers. It has varied and fascinating landscapes which range from lush river valleys to towering sand dunes and rugged canyons. A family holiday in Oman is the perfect way to introduce your kids to a new culture as well as some stunning surroundings.

The rugged Wadi Nakheer village in the ‘Grand Canyon’ of Oman is surprisingly striking and reminds you of the Siq in Petra. You can self drive through this beautiful scenery or hire a driver and be awed by this off beaten track, as the tiny village becomes bigger and bigger as you approach the floor of the valley.

Wahiba Sands will give your family the ultimate desert experience: dune bashing in four wheel drives, quad biking, camel rides and sand boarding. There is something for everyone here!

If you need something to remind you of this exciting trip, then the Friday market at Nizwa is a perfect place not only to purchase souvenirs’ but also an opportunity to integrate with the locals as they haggle over the prices.

Russia

Russia is an amazing country full of inspiration and magical wonder: from the spectacular architecture of St Petersburg to the fresh waters of Lake Baikal. Immerse yourself and your family in the rich history of the Russians and discover why some of the greatest writers were inspired by Russia.

 Tsarskoe Selo (Pushkin)

[Catherine Palace – Tsarskoe Selo (Pushkin)]

Visit the Tsars village also known as Pushkin and enjoy the history of this little gem. It is a unique ensemble with housing a number of fascinating attractions: palaces, pavilions, lakes and landscaped gardens. The majesty and beauty of the sky blue of the summer residence of Catherine the Great is breathtaking and your family will enjoy the sumptuous decorations of the Tsars era.

Enjoy strolling in the beautiful gardens and get away from the crowds, you may discover some hidden and forgotten statues of the Tsarist era.  You may even recover the treasures of the ‘Lost Amber Chamber’.

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Busy Streets of Bodh Gaya

The photo below is the busy street of Bodh Gaya taken from our hostel.  Bodh Gaya is a religious site and place of pilgrimage where it is believed that Gautama Buddha obtained Enlightenment. I think it would be better if cars and other vehicles will not be allowed on this area to have a peace atmosphere what I mean only rick-shaw should be allowed and not cars that can cause noise.

The main temple in Bodh Gaya is called Mahabodhi Temple. Visiting on this place you will see a lot of monks on different ages, around the district  was also different temples from different country like Chinese and Thai Buddhist Temples.

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